Instant Statement Necklace by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead. This necklace is easy to create if you enjoy simple twisting techniques and hand stitching.
Polyester Pipe was one of the newest stringing materials to be introduced by John Bead as part of their Tropical Punch collection. There are many color options to choose from. For this project I used Aqua/Royal Blue and Navy/Burgundy.
The fabulous crystal filled bezels you see featured are created with Instant Glam components. The Blue Crystal Rock applique paired beautifully with the blues in the polyester Pipe.
In order to get my necklace shaped, I used masking tape to help me keep both polyester pipe strands side by side.
Strategic hand stitching on the back side of my piece ensured that the curves would stay in place.
I even added a tiny bit of glue to my thread knot for extra security.
The Instant Glam bezels already have three soldered links on the back. I used a needle and thread to join the bezels components to the polyester pipe using those links.
I was almost done. I could not decide if a third bezel was needed.
After showing my work in progress to our Creative Director; Fernando Dasilva it was pointed out that perhaps another loop was needed. So I added these three loops by simply gluing end caps to some of my leftover polyester pipe pieces and attached them with a jumpring.
I think the bezels are now balanced and the asymmetrical look I was envisioning has been achieved.